Instructor Profiles

Craig L. Katz, MD

Craig L. Katz

Dr. Katz is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he has served in various roles since 2000. Dr. Katz served as the director of the World Trade Center Worker/Volunteer Mental Health Monitoring and Treatment Program, which meets the mental health needs of people who worked or volunteered at Ground Zero after 9/11 from 2002 through July 2006, and now is the Supervising Psychiatrist within that program. He also serves as the Director of the Fellowship in International Mental Health at Mount Sinai. Dr. Katz has previously served as the Director of Psychiatry Emergency Services and then Director of Acute Care Psychiatry Services at Mount Sinai. Dr. Katz received separate teaching awards from medical students and residents in 2001 and was nominated as a faculty member of the Mount Sinai chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society in 2003. 

Dr. Katz co-founded Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) in 1998 as a charitable organization devoted to the provision of voluntary psychiatric care to people affected by disasters and now serves as its Vice-President after serving as President for 8 years. His work in disasters has extended as far as El Salvador and Sri Lanka. Dr. Katz also serves as co-chair of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) New York County District Branch Committee on Disaster, as principal author of a training program in disaster mental health for the Medical Society of the State of New York, and as a member of the advisory panel of the Aircraft Casualty and Emotional Support Services. He lectures, writes, and conducts scholarly work on various aspects of disasters as they relate to psychiatry, including two edited books. Dr. Katz received the APA's 2001 Bruno Lima Award in Disaster Psychiatry.

Dr. Katz graduated from Harvard College and obtained his medical degree from Columbia University. He went on to complete his residency in psychiatry at Columbia University in 1999 and a subsequent fellowship in forensic psychiatry at New York University in 2000. Dr. Katz has a private practice in general and forensic psychiatry in Manhattan.

Courses Taught by Craig L. Katz